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BUSINESS
December 30, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu
The beat is slowing on the Sunset Strip, muffled by a less-than-festive economy. For the first time in years, clubs in this night-life mecca on Sunset Boulevard and nearby will be ringing in 2009 on Wednesday by slashing cover charges or offering special incentives, such as open bars and free hors d'oeuvres. A night out on New Year's Eve will still cost a premium, of course, but many club operators say they are purposely keeping a lid on prices even though they might be able to charge more.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2009 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Weren't we supposed to be partying with robots on Mars by 2010? While someone's working on that, L.A.'s finest night owls have prepared some stellar parties for us to celebrate the beginning of this new decade. Here are a few of the best. But before you read further, please note: Lineups and ticket prices are subject to change, so call ahead before heading out Thursday night. Twenty Ten: A Space Odyssey L.A. Center Studios The club kingpins at Dolce Group have teamed with the event producers at Pandora Nightlife to take over L.A. Center Studios, an 18,000-square-foot soundstage.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2000 | By JAMES F. PELTZ,
The New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas ended up much more subdued than expected for the city's gaming companies--and a downright sobering event for their stockholders. Visitation to the Strip's big casino-hotels in late December fell far short of expectations, a situation that Wall Street had begun to sense early. Stock prices for the major operators began sliding in November and are still under pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With one week left before a series of city-sponsored millennium festivals, less than half of the 92,000 free tickets for the event at Van Nuys Airport have been snatched up, but city officials believe demand will increase as the events draw near. Many tickets are still available for four other New Year's Eve festivals being hosted by the city as family-friendly, alcohol-free celebrations of the new millennium.
NEWS
December 12, 1999 | JOANNE KENEN, REUTERS
Lisa Sam is a freshman at New York's Hunter College with an interest in anthropology. Usually she also has an interest in cash, but when a desperate Brooklyn baby-sitting client offered her $300 to watch two children on this once-in-a-millennium New Year's Eve, Sam turned her down. "I told them I'd be available at any other time, but I'm going to hang out New Year's with some friends," she said. "My mom thought I was nuts." Not everyone is looking for a New Year's Eve sitter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the social hall of the Buena Park Senior Center, a group of seniors has plenty to say about Y2K, the new century and the new millennium. But most acknowledge they will most likely be in bed long before the stroke of midnight. While waiting for her husband to show up for lunch at the center, Madeline Walton, 73, proves that the years haven't affected her humor. "I came over to the U.S. on the Mayflower," says the Canadian native. "OK, would you believe the Titanic?"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1999 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the Warner Bros. store they trooped Thursday morning, squeezing into a Tweety Bird- and Sylvester-adorned elevator for the ride to the 21st floor. From there, it was another four flights of steep stairs until the TV crews, lugging their 15-pound cameras on their shoulders, reached their goal: a narrow scaffolding high above Times Square.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1999 | PHIL WILLON and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Edwards Theatres announced Wednesday that its Southern California cinemas will not show late-night movies on New Year's Eve because the company expects only scant audiences. The theater chain also said it will not have a midnight Imax debut of Disney's "Fantasia 2000" at the Irvine Spectrum on New Year's Eve, as it had planned, due to lack of interest. The remade Disney classic will be shown on New Year's Day, however, starting at 9:30 a.m.
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